And it's so, so beautiful to watch.
But I wonder: Who wins a game of one-on-one between these two hoopsters? Maybe we can trust Heller, but he throws elbows. Not sure Gov. Sunny does, from what I recall.
That's the gist of an FDIC motion filed today, answering Danny Tarkanian's attempt to put off paying a $17 million judgment or at least post a bond.
The language is savage. It says Tarkanian's arguments are not on point, miss the point and are irrelevant. It's a thorough evisceration -- and it is linked here.
On the day before the registration deadline, Nevada Democrats are poised to go past the 90,000 mark in their ever-extending lead over Republicans.
Although Republican continue to brag about all of these voter "contacts," the Democrats keep producing new registrations.
Here are the latest numbers from the SOS, which don't even include the latest surge in Clark County numbers. The edge is actually about 1,000 voters greater than shown here, meaning the overall, statewide lead is 90,000-plus.
To paraphrase Poe, the thousand injuries of the "newspaper" I have borne as best I could.
The stolen stories. The failure to give credit. The purposeful slights, flouting basic courtesy, conventions and ethics.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is up with its second ad using supposedly credible sources to pound Rep. Joe Heck on his infamous "pyramid scheme" comment about Soical Security.
So Oceguera is trying to push women away from Heck with his ads and the national Democrats are going for seniors.
Could it work? Maybe.
GOP pollster Frank Luntz, who often does focus groups during major events for FOX, will bring his show to Las Vegas next week for the presidential debate.
This went out today as a reminder:
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The third-quarter numbers:
Sen. Dean Heller: $1.9 raised, $1.9 on hand
Rep. Shelley Berkley: $1.65 raised, $925,000 on hand
So Berkley has spent a lot more than Heller to try to keep the race close (mission accomplished) and compete with all of that outside money. It also explains why the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has sent some cavalry.
Mark Mellman, who nailed Nevada for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2010, says Rep. Shelley Berkley is slightly ahead of Sen. Dean Heller.
His memo is linked here.
The existence of the poll was first reported by The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza.
A few words about all of these polls on the presidential race in Nevada: Don’t believe them.
Sound familiar? Yes, I was telling you the same thing two years ago when every poll (almost) showed Sharron Angle would be the next U.S. senator from Nevada. That didn’t happen, and all of those polls were wrong for different reasons, which eventually comes down to the same reason:
The Democrats now have a larger voter registration edge over Republicans in populous Clark County than in 2008, when the party swept to top-to-bottom victories.
The numbers continue to make Mitt Romney's path to victory very difficult and Dean Heller's road to a full Senate term quite problematic. Barack Obama won Clark by 19 percentage points in 2008 en route to a smashing 12-point statewide win. I doubt he'll do that this cycle, but if he wins by 12 to 14, he will win the state pretty easily.